Panama: possible sanctions for cabotage services

Leaders from the merchandise transportation sector are considering sanctions for foreign companies that provide cabotage services

Friday, August 8, 2008

Representatives from the Government and the sector restart conversations at the work table.
They also agreed that all vehicles coming from Central America will have to present their vehicle registration and insurance policy at the border in order to control the flow into the country.

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Regional Coastal Trade on Pacific Coast

June 2012

A feasibility study has been started on a freight system between the Pacific ports of the region using shallow draft boats.

Launched six years ago, the project has now been reactivated in response to the need to seek alternatives to the increase in freight rates.

The goal is "to accelerate intraregional trade, by eliminating the passing through customs, as happens with land transport."

Inland Freight Transport in Panama

April 2012

Land freight transport is booming, having grown by 9% in 2011 and contributing 11.5% to GDP.

In recent years, the land freight sector in Panama has grown in volume, transporting more goods to destinations in Central America, Mexico and even in the U.S.

"Overall, the sector contributes 11.5% to gross domestic product (GDP).

Honduras: Truckers Block Nicaraguan Cargo

August 2010

Honduran haulage contractors have announced a blockade of goods coming from Nicaragua at the end of the month.

The announcement was released in Honduran press by Benjamín Castro, president of the country's Freight Transport Chamber, who did not reveal the exact date chosen.

Transport airlines grow

January 2009

The domestic market in Panama grew in 2008 by 5%, and is estimated to continue growing in 2009, despite the crisis.

According to the article by Raul Carrillo on, "The general manager of Air Panama, Eudardo Stagg, said that the demand from the "domestic sector" in 2008 increase by 5% in relation to 2007." ...

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